Published on February 12, 2008
Deconstructing Stereotypes Research Projectby: Kiomi Woods: Deconstructing Stereotypes Research Project by: Kiomi Woods “Stereotypes against Native Americans exist because they have been demonized and falsely misrepresented by Hollywood, the media and the U.S. government throughout history.” Survey Data: Survey Data 50 AUP students were surveyed on random stereotypes about Native Americans. 80% of the students surveyed strongly agree that Native Americans are natural born killers 50% strongly agreed that Native Americans are savages 90% strongly agreed that white settlers tried to help native in the early colonial times of the United States War Tactics: War Tactics First encounters: Native Americans were actually friendly to white settlers #1 #2 #3 #4 How did our Presidents treat Native Americans: How did our Presidents treat Native Americans President Andrew Jackson disregards the Native Americans in the famous Trail of Tears Images Reservations: Reservations Forced out their land Treated with cruelty Native American Movement: Native American Movement Where are Native Americans today?: Where are Native Americans today? Interview Audio clip Image Hollywood: Hollywood Movies Video clips Facts about Native Americans: Facts about Native Americans List Audio Music Conclusion Questions & Answers: Questions & Answers Discussion topics How can we improve our treatment of Native Americans? What can we do to let Hollywood know that Native Americans should be depicted as great warriors?